OAD April 19-23, 2021

“Is this the hill you want to die on?” I vividly remember the day one of my mentor teachers during my student teaching asked me this. To this day, this question is constantly in the back of my head, something I ask myself and reflect...

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OPT : April 14th-16th

Hey OPT parents! We had so much fun last week! Our class is showing increasing interest in literacy. The primes classes came to each classroom and took surveys that they had created themselves. It inspired the kids in our class to create their...

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YAD’s April 12th-16th

Now that we are well into the school year the children are even more inclined to suggest a project or idea because they trust we will try it! A few from this week included a nature walk, paper investigation, glue projects & green playdough...

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YPT April 12-13

Hello YPT Families, It was another great week in the Younger Part Time class. Last week Reed found insects and showed them to the other kids outside. With a growing interest in the insects around us and as the weather warms up we thought it would...

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OAD April 12-16

Why children need boundaries… I use the metaphor of driving over a bridge. If there are no guardrails you’re going to drive pretty slowly and not only that you are not really going to pay attention to the beauty of the world around...

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YPT Blog Week April 5-6

Hello YPT Families, This week, as we had some warmer weather, children were interested in looking for bugs, observing trees and running games. An outside game that has been very popular is running and chasing one another. As this game progresses...

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YAD April 5-9

Hello families! This week was a whirlwind for us because we did so many projects and activities this week! We found new sand like our black sand that was white with glitter in it! The kids enjoyed scooping with measuring spoons and cups and...

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OAD April 5-9

Often, when there is a conflict between parent and child, at its very hub is an expectation that the child should be acting differently. Sometimes these expectations run counter what is known about children’s growth. They stem from...

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